FAQ’s

Recruiting Process

What is the general
recruitment process?

Firstly, you will need to register with Jobpertunity by selecting Register on the toolbar at the top of our webpage. You will then be required to upload your CV/Resume in our Template, a head and shoulders photo, and two personality test results (info on page).

Once you have completed your full profile and registered with us, your CV/Resume will automatically be shortlisted for any suitable roles that we currently have available, or any roles we receive in the future that is suited for you.

Once we confirm that your skills match those of the role, will we then attend a video interview with you and send this to the company, and when they show interest, you will then conduct an online interview with the hiring Director of the company in question. Please ensure that you are ready for this and watch this YouTube Video so that we can have the best quality video interview.

Once you are accepted, Jobpertunity will handle all the paperwork required and sponsor your Visa. We will guide you through the whole process of immigration and everything else needed to make you a legal resident in the Netherlands.

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Step by step
recruitment process

1

Register with us

Register with us by selecting Register on the toolbar at the top of our webpage.

2

Complete your profile with us

Please ensure that you go through the information under before you upload your CV, once you have registered with us and logged in. Then select CV upload under your profile, there you will need to upload your CV/Resume using our Template, along with a head and shoulders photo.

3

Personality test results

To finish the application process we need the results of these two tests: Belbin Team Roles test and one of the following personality tests.  The 16 personality test (this test is free and you can print the results to PDF), or alternatively the Disc test of Tony Robbins.

4

Video interview

After we receive a positive response from the company you applied for we arrange a video interview.

5

Hired!

Once you’ve been accepted by the company we start the immigration process and provide you with the neccessary information.

How long before I find out if I have been hired?

The decision to hire you is made by the company you had an interview with. Normally we know within a week after the interview. Please note that we cannot process your application or determine if you are a successful candidate until we have received all of the required documentation.

Everything you need to know about our recruitment process

How can I spend my time before going to The Netherlands so that my recruitment process goes smoothly once I have arrived?

You can prepare by reading the frequently asked questions on this website. Also you can start learning Dutch with an app like “Nederlands voor buitenlanders” which you can get on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

What should I take with me when coming to The Netherlands?

There are packingchecklist online for the usual things you need to relocate abroad, like here. Other important things to consider are: Your Birth certificate (for the registration here in the municipal personal records database), your ID with the VISA sticker,  Health insurance which we can arrange for you as soon as you are registered in the Netherlands, a social security number (in Dutch BSN = burger service nummer) and a bank account which you can arrange when you have the BSN number and are registered here.

Can I take wife and/or kids with me?

Yes, if you are here for the long term. It is best if you wait for a year after you started here in the Netherlands. In that year you can settle, get used to life in the Netherlands and make necessary arrangements. After that you can apply for a residence permit for your partner / children.

Information and a video about the process and conditions can be found on the IND website and Youtube respectively. 

Can family members visit me during holidays?

Yes, they can do this using a short stay visa or a type c visa. The application always needs to be done at the embassy in the country they live by them ( it does not go through the IND here in the Netherlands).

There are several conditions to there stay which include:

1.The visa has a maximum duration of 90 days.

2.The family member must have sufficient financial resources (at least € 55.00 per day per person), they will check that at the embassy, it has to be proven with bank statements / cash / cheques.

3.They must have medical travel insurance, it must cover at least the following costs of the return to country of origin for medical reasons, urgent medical care and emergency treatment hospital in the Schengen area.

4.They must provide sufficient reasons to return to country of origin when the visa expires. For example because of work or having a businesses, children returning to school or owning a home. A return ticket alone is not enough and If the person visiting cannot sufficiently demonstrate reason to return they will be denied a visa.

5. There is also a so called risk of establishment and they will not receive the permit. On the IND website, there are English checklists on what is needed for a short stay visa (passport, passport photos, ticket, (option on) return ticket, hotel reservation, etc.)

Is there discrimination in the Netherlands ?

There is a column you can read of an Indian student and his experiences. The first part of the column you can read below. The rest of the column can be found here.

“What does the life of a person of colour in the Netherlands look like? Our columnist Vishal Onkhar writes about his experiences with everyday racism.In light of the recent protests worldwide regarding systemic racism, I’d like to draw your attention to my experiences as an Indian man in the Netherlands. I suspect that my circumstances resonate with those of fellowIndians and members of other ethnic minorities, and that my feelings on this social issue echo their own. But let me start off by saying that I am of the opinion that racism in the USA and racism in the Netherlands are two wholly different beasts. The Dutch pride themselves on how tolerant and openminded they are, and for good reason I must admit I had to rack my brains to recollect specific incidents of racism I have faced. Perhaps these will open a window into the life of a person of colour in the Netherlands today.”

Do I know where I will be working and with who before I come?

Yes, not only that but you will have an interview with the person who is responsible for hiring at the company. You can get an impression of the workplace by asking them questions.

Will I know where I will live before I come to The Netherlands?

We always look for housing in the direct area of the company. Sometimes you will stay at an hotel for the first couple of days. We advise to arrange housing yourself as soon as possible when you are here, that way you can look for housing according your needs. It’s generally also cheaper when you have your own housing.

Will I know what the costs is for housings, food,car and health insurance?

For the housing costs it depends on the place where you will be located. In the rural areas housing is less expensive than in the urban area. For a room the costs are roughly between 400 and 600 euros per month. Again, if you arrange it yourself you can get housing better suited for your needs and/or cheaper housing.

Food costs depend on what you eat and where you buy it. If you chose the discounter supermarkets it will be a lot cheaper. A general idea of the cost of living you can get here.

For having a car there are several costs including tax, insurance and fuel, the amount of tax is dependent on the type of car, the weight, the fuel and the place you live. There is calculator where you can calculate this here.

Insurance costs depend on the type of insurance you want and other variables like the type of car, your age, number of claimfree years etc. In The Netherlands it is mandatory for all cars to have at least a third party liability car insurance. This insurance is called WA (Wettelijke Aansprakelijkheid in Dutch) which covers damages inflicted with your own car to other people and their property. You can also choose more comprehensive coverage, which is called WA Plus or All Risk coverage.You can get an idea of the premiums on websites such as independer.nl.

The premium for the health insurance (as of 2020) option we can arrange for you is € 108 per month.The premium applies to every person obliged to be insured aged 18 or over.

How to make a video resume & Skype interview

To properly introduce you to a possibly interested company we highly recommend you make a video resume with a brief introduction. In this video you can give a brief introduction about who you are, your work history, your education history and your personal interests.

In addition to video resumes, you will also have a Skype interviews with us and possibly with your future employer. This will help both parties to determine wether you are a good fit for the company and the current team.

We recommend checking the videos mentioned below to prepare yourself best as possible for your video resume and Skype interviews.

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